i'm contemplating the installation
of a stainless opening portlight on the forward edge of the cabin
trunk (for lack of a better description). most boats have some sort of hatch
forward of the mast
that is mounted horizontally on the deck
top. my mount would be vertical facing the bow. i've not seen this on any boat
in our marina and was wondering why. the obvious issue would be a total drenching of the v-berth if it were left open in large seas while under way. other than that i see no reason not to let in the light and the breeze. thoughts?
thanks in advance -rob